Saturday, March 3, 2007
ORAL HISTORY PROGRAMS
Program recieved special recognition from the Mass. Cultural Council For Outstanding Program
An Intergenerational Storytelling Program
partnering local veterans with students-A two part program
A) a veteran of foreign of war meets with students and shares his/her stories
B)creative writing venture using storytelling sparks to integrate their story experience with
Award winning residencies
Andrea works with groups of all
ages to bring forth the stories within.
Her unique style builds students
self confidence , boosts vocabulary and
Andrea works with students
in grades three and up
in small groups to develop
creative writing skills.
Her methods are unique and inspire students
love of writing. Teachers are always amazed
to see unispired students suddenly become inspired and enthusiastic writers.
TALES FROM THE TABLE
Funny Stories from Andrea's Life!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Picture In South Boston Times of Citizens Schools Students trained as tellers for
Boston,(Norah Dooley,Doria Hughes,and Andrea) as story teachers/mentors.
copy and paste link for latest article Mariner Newspaper
July 15-16th 2006 article Click on article for full view
By The Patriot Ledger
Editor’s note: Readers often comment that there should be more good news in the paper. While it’s true that there’s more than enough bad news to go around, on Thursdays on the editorial page we will highlight some of the many good news stories that appear on our pages on a regular basis.
OUR VIEW: Old-fashioned summer fun
By The Patriot Ledger
Editor’s note: Readers often comment that there should be more good news in the paper. While it’s true that there’s more than enough bad news to go around, on Thursdays on the editorial page we will highlight some of the many good news stories that appear on our pages on a regular basis.One of summer’s joys is that families have time to enjoy the simpler things in life - whether a day at the beach, an overnight in a tent or visiting family in a different state.In summer, life isn’t quite as frenzied as it is when school and after-school activities are in full swing. And youngsters have a chance to explore a low-tech, pre-tech world.The fact is, finding stimulation without the aid of something electronic is good for children’s brains. It helps them use their imaginations more.Andrea Lovett of Abington is at the center of one such activity: story telling. She’s been using songs, dance and puppetry to tell her stories in a variety of settings since 1992, and in summer she tells her stories outdoors. ‘‘Folktales from the Forest’’ is a series Lovett has performed in Abington for 12 years. She talks about caterpillars, butterflies, monkeys and other animals, with stuffed animals as props. But it’s Lovett’s animation that brings the stories to life.The expressions on excited children’s faces at Island Grove Park show how much they enjoy old-fashioned stories, even if they grew up in a Sesame Street world.Lovett’s series continues in Abington through August, with free programs on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. and on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. For more information, call 781-871-5892.